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Trumpet Bookshelf

Hosted by Grant Turgeon

Hosted by Grant Turgeon, Trumpet Bookshelf is a series of compact summaries of books and booklets from the literature library of theTrumpet.com. Each episode is meant as a teaser to get listeners interested in studying a particular book or booklet again—or for the very first time. Find answers to life’s most important questions. Unlock the vision of your marvelous future. Explore the vital titles in theTrumpet.com literature library—every Friday at 10 a.m. Central time.

#50: All Rise

Aired Friday, October 11, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   20 minutes

The seventh and final observance in God’s holy day plan is the Last Great Day, to be celebrated by members of the Philadelphia Church of God on October 21 this year. Perhaps more than any other holy day, this day proves the unfathomable extent of God’s mercy and patience.

#49: Commanded To Rejoice

Aired Friday, October 4, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   22 minutes

At the Feast of Tabernacles each year, Philadelphia Church of God members beam with joy—not just because the Feast is marvelous, but because God commands it! Understand how rejoicing at God’s Feast is an important window into your future. (At the 10:53 mark of this episode, I said that humans in the World Tomorrow would have their own plot of land, about an acre each, rather than living in big cities. I meant this as a vague statement—instead of living in dangerous cities, humans would be more likely to live spread out on their own plot of land. This was an indirect reference to Micah 4:4, which states, in part: “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree ….” This says nothing about exactly how much land each person will own, so I was just speculating that humans would all have at least some space if they all possess a vine and fig tree.)

#48: Free at Last

Aired Friday, September 27, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

All mankind has been kidnapped—and they don’t even know it. On October 9, Philadelphia Church of God members will observe the Day of Atonement, which pictures freedom from the master kidnapper: Satan. Listen as host Grant Turgeon explains the need for Satan to be overthrown as king of the world, to be replaced by the perfect government of God.

#47: The Most Important Event in Universe History

Aired Friday, September 20, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

On September 30, members of the Philadelphia Church of God will celebrate the Feast of Trumpets. This pivotal holy day pictures the most important event ever. Learn why this event is necessary, and the numerous positive changes it will make possible all over the Earth.

#46: The Only Abortion Opinion That Matters

Aired Friday, September 13, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

It has become popular to believe that abortion—in at least some scenarios—is an acceptable alternative to personal responsibility. Yet, education, science, government, and religion have been unable to reach a consensus regarding this controversial matter. Learn where to find the only abortion opinion that matters. Understand the staggering parallels between physical and spiritual life.

#45: A Real Beauty

Aired Friday, September 6, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   21 minutes

Philadelphia Church of God first lady Barbara Flurry died 15 years ago. Hear some personal stories about her from her grandson, Trumpet Bookshelf host Grant Turgeon. Understand how her painful death is actually a symbol of endless hope.

#44: Holding On for Dear Life

Aired Friday, August 30, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   21 minutes

In this end time, God’s own Church failed Him in a massive way. Discover how to avoid making the same mistake as these rebels—a mistake that’s older than mankind and incredibly commonplace.

#43: Mankind’s Number One Problem

Aired Friday, August 23, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

The world is besieged by horrifying problems. But which one is the very worst? How can this problem be fixed? You need to know! Understanding this subject will save your life.

#42: An Ode to the Sabbath

Aired Friday, August 16, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

The late Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong really loved the Sabbath. He considered it a delight, not a burden. But this was true only because he thoroughly proved that God wants all people to properly observe the Sabbath day, even today. Learn how important it is for you to keep this day holy. Discover how doing so will revolutionize your life. If you want to experience lasting peace, contentment, security, and joy, deeply honor God each Sabbath.

#41: A Pivotal Sign of the End Time

Aired Friday, August 9, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Your Bible reveals one major sign that Christ’s Second Coming is very near. This event—the work of one man—has already occurred. Learn about the pillar doctrines this man restored to God’s one true Church. Understand what God expects you to do with this vital truth right now, 33 years after the death of the end-time Elijah.